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Reference: Pedestrian vs. Motor Vehicle Accident

Date of Release: RE-RELEASED ON 2-6-06. Addition in bold type.

Reference: Pedestrian vs. Motor Vehicle Accident

On February 2, 2006 at approximately 9:24 PM, the Portsmouth Police and Fire Departments were notified of a Motor Vehicle accident that involved a pedestrian being struck on Lafayette Road, in the area of Andrew Jarvis Drive. Members of both departments responded and upon arrival, found a subject laying in the southbound lane of Lafayette Road near Artwill Avenue. That subject was later identified as:

LESTER LEE JOHNSON
600 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
DOB: 12/31/1956

Also on scene, was the vehicle that struck Mr. JOHNSON. The driver of that vehicle identified himself as:

ALDEN RICHARD TITUS
106 Bluefish Blvd.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
DOB: 12/08/1936

Mr. JOHNSON suffered incapacitating injuries and was transported from the scene to Portsmouth Regional Hospital by the Fire Department.

Mr. TITUS was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was transported to the Police Station and was later released on $750.00 Personal Recognizance bail with a March 27, 2006 arraignment date. Mr. JOHNSON, who was walking in the middle of the street and wearing dark clothing, was also found to be intoxicated and will be charged with Disorderly Conduct.

The investigation of this traffic crash continues. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Portsmouth Police Department Shift Commanderís office @ 610-7406. return



 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500